Dr. Carol Ash, DO

Bio

Specialties:

  • internal medicine
  • sleep medicine

Location:

  • North Brunsuick, NJ

Activity

  • Carol Ash, DO - North Brunsuick, NJ - Internal Medicine
    Carol Ash, DO answered:
    Melatonin is a natural hormone the body produces that helps you fall asleep by preparing your body for rest and inducing sleep. In this video, internist and sleep expert Carol Ash, DO, discusses how melatonin works and whom it is most effective for. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic sleep loss is rampant in America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new research suggests.

    "Work is the No. 1 sleep killer," said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University...Full Article

  • Carol Ash, DO - North Brunsuick, NJ - Internal Medicine
    Carol Ash, DO answered:
    If you wake up in the middle of the night, it's best to avoid tossing and turning and just relax; there is also a breathing technique that can help. Watch as I give some great tips for getting back to sleep. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds.

    What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if some...Full Article

  • Carol Ash, DO - North Brunsuick, NJ - Internal Medicine
    Carol Ash, DO answered:
    Women have a harder time sleeping than men for several reasons, including women's specific physiology, hormonal changes and lifestyle issues. Watch as I explain why women have more sleep issues than men.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep ...Full Article

  • Carol Ash, DO - North Brunsuick, NJ - Internal Medicine
    Carol Ash, DO answered:
    It's important to wake up at the same time every day because it helps set biorhythms and the sleep/wake cycle properly. In this video, I will discuss sleep hygiene, sleep debt and the benefits of napping.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests.

    "Sleep patterns are influenced by genetic differences," said study co-author Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a sleep researcher and associate professor of med...Full Article

  • Carol Ash, DO - North Brunsuick, NJ - Internal Medicine
    Carol Ash, DO answered:
    Some tips for a taking good nap: late afternoon is best, don't nap more than 40 minutes, and nap in a dark, quiet, calm place. In this video, I will explain the various factors that are most ideal for napping.  Read More
  • Carol Ash, DO - North Brunsuick, NJ - Internal Medicine
    Carol Ash, DO answered:
    Women have a harder time sleeping than men for several reasons, including women's specific physiology, hormonal changes and lifestyle issues. Watch as I explain why women have more sleep issues than men.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of dealing with the toxic bacteria they ingest when eating dead animals, researchers report.

    The new research investigated the different types of bacteria found on the faces and in the guts of 50 tu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows.

    Researchers found that obese workers miss an average of between one and t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

    Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

    Heart patients who received the gel implant had improved blood oxygen levels a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

    Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 ...Full Article